Liverpool stars relax after warm-weather training session in Marbella as Jurgen Klopp’s side step up their Champions League final preparations
- Liverpool’s players have been involved in warm weather training in Marbella
- Jurgen Klopp’s side are stepping up preparation for the Champions League final
- But Reds stars Loris Karius, Roberto Firmino and Emre Can took time to relax
- Liverpool take on Champions League holders Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26
Liverpool’s stars took the chance to relax in Marbella after a warm weather training session on Tuesday but these players are not on the beach just yet – not with a Champions League final still to play.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been put through their paces abroad having concluded the Premier League season with a momentum-building 4-0 rout over Brighton.
And while the pressure is cranking up ahead of next week’s showdown with holders Real Madrid in Kiev, the Reds’ players cut relaxed figures in their sunglasses and summer attire.
Loris Karius, Dejan Lovren, Roberto Firmino, Emre Can and Alberto Moreno relax in Marbella
Georginio Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk (left) take a stroll after a morning training session
Spirits have been unsurprisingly high in the camp – not least due to the Spanish sun – as the squad took part in a group bike ride on Wednesday.
Marbella appears to be a favourite of Klopp’s having taken his squad training there following a busy festive period in the league.
Morale is huge for Klopp’s teams and it is clear the trip to Spain was much needed for many of the players as the long season takes its toll.
The Reds are preparing on the continent ahead of the upcoming Champions League final
But with Cristiano Ronaldo and co awaiting in Kiev, this is no holiday for the Reds. Competition for places ensures training has an edge as few will want to miss out on the biggest game of their club careers.
Giorginio Wijnaldum, who scored his first away goal for Liverpool in the semi-final second leg against Roma and will be pushing for a start in Ukraine, stepped out for a walk in a white polo shirt with a gold chain around his neck.
Midfield partner Emre Can and goalkeeper Karius, meanwhile, kept it simple with a plain white t-shirt as they posed for a squad photo.